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Het Kasteel: How to get there and how to buy tickets (2022)

The Kasteel stadium was the first club-owned stadium. It opened in 1916 with a friendly between Sparta and Rangers.

Kasteel

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Sunday, 03.July 2022 — 3min read

The facade of Het Kasteel is one of the most beautiful in football and it has a cosy and modern feel with friendly family vibes from the stands.

History and description

In the early 20th century, Sparta decided to build a new stadium. They hired an architect, hit upon the perfect location, and started construction. The stadium was completed in 1922 and became one of the most popular places to watch football in the Netherlands. The Kasteel, officially called Sparta Stadion, opened on 14 October 1916 with a friendly between Sparta and Rangers FC. It was the first club-owned stadium in the Netherlands.

The most notable aspect of the new stadium was its pavilion in the shape of a castle, inspired by a castle that had stood at the site for centuries earlier. Due to a lack of building materials, the planned corner towers got replaced with simple wooden entrances.

The stadium continued to develop in the late 1920s with new wooden stands, but then it remained more or less the same for the next decades.

In the 1950s, Sparta presented plans for a 50,000-capacity stadium but eventually had to settle for a more modest redevelopment. Two new stands were built on both sides, resulting in a capacity of 30,000 places.

The stadium remained largely unchanged until it was demolished in 2013. The state of the much-too-large stadium deteriorated gradually over the following decades, though some small renovation works were performed in the early 1990s. The stadium remained largely unchanged until it was demolished in 2013.

The talk of building a new stadium elsewhere in Rotterdam continued, but it was ultimately decided to rebuild Het Kasteel on its original site. Construction began in 1999.

The old stadium was demolished and replaced with four new enclosed all-seater stands. The pavilion, which was the only remaining part of the old stadium, was moved from one end to the center of one of the sides.

(photos of the present Het Kasteel below)

How to get to Het Kasteel

The Kasteel is located in the Spangen area of the west of Rotterdam, just under 3 kilometers from Rotterdam's main railway station and the city center. The castle can also be reached by bike or on foot.

Alternatively, you can take tram 8 from the main railway station or any of the various city centre stops (e.g. Beurs or Euromast). Take the tram in the direction of Spangen, and get off at Spartastraat stop. The tram runs in quite a roundabout way, so it will take 30 minutes to arrive.

Take tram 21 or 23 from the mainline railway station to stop PC Hooftplein. From there, it is a short walk to the stadium. The journey takes 12 minutes.

Address: Spartapark Noord 1, 3027 VW Rotterdam

Sparta Tickets

Tickets for Sparta Rotterdam matches can be bought online, in person at the Fanshop at the Het Kasteel, or by phone. Tickets are also available at the Ticket Booth from two hours before the start of the match. However, Sparta does sell out the occasional match so it is recommended to book in advance.

To be eligible to purchase tickets, Sparta may occasionally require possession of a Sparta Club Card. Most matches tickets go on general sale.

Tickets can range in price from $15.00 for a seat behind the goal to $25.00 for a seat at the main stand.

You can find a seating plan here. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Het Kasteel stadium tours

Groups must RSVP for tours at least 24 hours in advance. Sparta Rotterdam offer guided stadium tours to groups of at least 10 people. The tours include a visit to the Sparta museum, where groups must RSVP for tours at least 24 hours in advance. To book a tour, please email [email protected] The tour costs ?5.00 per person.

Relevant Internet links

The website of Sparta Rotterdam, the Rotterdam tourist board, RET.nl, the public transport information website 9292ov.nl and the public transport journey planner all exist to help visitors in Rotterdam.

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